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George Will, Matthew Dowd Blast Mitt Romney For Not Releasing Prior Tax Returns
Yahoo ^ | 7/15/12 | George Stephanopoulos - abc

Posted on 07/15/2012 9:37:15 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

ABC News' George Will slammed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for failing to fully release information on his tax returns and offshore accounts, saying Romney "must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them."

"If something's going to come out, get it out in a hurry," Will said this morning on the "This Week" roundtable. "I do not know why, given that Mitt Romney knew the day that [John] McCain lost in 2008 that he was going to run for president again that he didn't get all of this out and tidy up some of his offshore accounts and all the rest."

"He's done nothing illegal, nothing unseemly, nothing improper, but lots that's impolitic," Will added. "And he's now in the politics business."

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Political strategist and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd said "there's obviously something there" in Romney's tax returns that he doesn't want public, adding that Romney's refusal to release his prior returns was a sign of "arrogance."

"There's obviously something there, because if there was nothing there, he would say, 'Have at it,'" Dowd said. "So there's obviously something there that compromises what he said in the past about something."

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Georgi Steppinonmytonguealot with another dazzling episode of Bluff the Nation .. leftist mediaite Matthew Dowd and George sWill contributing.. nothing.

Politics a business. yup.. and pretty much bankrupt when it comes to the Left.

1 posted on 07/15/2012 9:37:17 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Ahhhhhhhhhh... another thrilling installment of “When RINOs Bicker.”


2 posted on 07/15/2012 9:41:05 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: NormsRevenge

“There’s obviously something there, because if there was nothing there, he would say, ‘Have at it,’” Dowd said.

You mean, like Jug Ears’ sealed records? Why isn’t he saying “have at it”?


3 posted on 07/15/2012 9:44:34 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Of course Stepinvomitus would never ask to see Zer0’s birth certificate, college transcripts, college thesis, law review records, etc,etc,etc,etc,etc,etc.


4 posted on 07/15/2012 9:44:56 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: tatown

Relax, be patient. /sarc


5 posted on 07/15/2012 9:47:28 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

but wait, there’s more..

some might call it ‘piling on’, the Leftist media will sure spin it that way.

Republican Governors to Romney: Release Tax Returns, Offer More Specifics
http://news.yahoo.com/republican-governors-romney-release-tax-returns-offer-more-074712239.html


6 posted on 07/15/2012 9:47:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
"There's obviously something there, because if there was nothing there, he would say, 'Have at it,'" Dowd said. "So there's obviously something there that compromises what he said in the past about something."

Is he talking about 0bama's education records and birth certificate?

7 posted on 07/15/2012 9:49:14 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey George, don’t you think if there was something there Obama and the IRS would have found it by now. While the Dems are putting up a united front against Romney we have Goerge Will playing right into their hands. Pitiful!


8 posted on 07/15/2012 9:50:09 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: NormsRevenge

Honestly? I’ve followed Will for years. Each year, each simpering, quisling across-the-aisle accomodation he spews forth on his cush “token faux conservative” DC Media show appearance, pushes me further and further into the “go f@ck yourself, Will” column. I could give a damn what this featherbedding, bow-tied Nancy boy has to say. If I met him face to face, I’d deck his ass.


9 posted on 07/15/2012 9:50:25 AM PDT by Gaffer (NOVEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

This demand for Romney documents is a laughing stock, when the Nimrod in Chief can’t even provide his own birth certificate, can’t even explain why he uses a Connecticut social security number, when he never resided there.

Perhaps George Will should pull his head out of his ass, and start taking Obama to task for what he’s give him a four year pass for.

If Will treats Romney like he did Obama, he’ll start asking about documents in 2016 if ever...


10 posted on 07/15/2012 9:50:30 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: NormsRevenge
No, no! Wait.. he didn't say that.. George Will said that you're a 'Bloviating Ignoramus' for asking your opponent for documents to prove things about himself. Will said that the GOP must reject birthers, other crazies.. oops!

..er, my mistake. It's only Obama that Will wants to protect from needing to prove anything.

11 posted on 07/15/2012 10:01:42 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey Georgino, you really turned out to be a horses’ @$$. obama spent millions to keep everything relevant from te voters and is systematically destroying the fabric of this country to boot.

And you’ve got the stones to blast Romney for his offshore financial records? You spineless fish.


12 posted on 07/15/2012 10:15:42 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Gaffer

George Will has become quite the disappointment lately. Will is quite intelligent, quick witted, but his common sense seems to be sorely lacking. How transparent has obama been with his personal records?

What about all the F&F documents that haven’t been released? obama used executive privilege to hide those documents. What’s he hiding? Those seem just a tad more important than someone’s tax returns.

Will needs to dip into the common sense and principles well more often. His take on CJ Roberts’ decision was nothing short of ...well....idiotic.


13 posted on 07/15/2012 10:18:59 AM PDT by Girlene (Chief AHat Roberts - should resign in disgrace.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If he does release them, he should also release every school record he can find, and make a BIG deal about them.


14 posted on 07/15/2012 10:24:10 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: Girlene

I agree he is intelligent, and somewhat unique in his demeanor. However, this doesn’t excuse his utter disregard for the other side of the conservative viewpoint.

He is, because he is isolated within the DC political pundit media as a token conservative, completely oblivious to ‘conservative America’....the conservative America that actuallly pays taxes, works, raises (tries to) their children in a wholesome, God-fearing environment.

He is now only interested now in accomodating and appearing as the subservient ‘loyal opposition’ - but with not too much opposition. I still maintain he is a whimpering simp, too caught up in his own role as a faux-conservative. He’s become too accustomed to his surroundings and has lost the will (pun) to remember what put him there in the first place. He is lost.


15 posted on 07/15/2012 10:26:52 AM PDT by Gaffer (NOVEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Will George Will demand that Obama release his real Kenyan birth Certificate?

Will George Will demand that Obama release his alleged college transcripts?

Will George Will demand that Obama release his Kindergarden transcripts?

Will George Will demand that Obama release his adoption records?

Will George Will demand that Obama release the Indonesian Passport he used to travel to Pakistan?

Will George Will demand that Obama release a sample of his DNA so that it can be matched to Malcolm X, Jimi Hendrix or Frank Marshal Davis?

Will George Will demand that Obama release his children’s DNA so that we can make sure his kids are really his kids?

Will George Will demand that Obama release his lengthy arrest record?

Will George Will demand that Obama release his FBI, KGB and CIA files?


16 posted on 07/15/2012 10:40:36 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton; NormsRevenge

“Will George Will demand...”

Will George Will just SHUT UP!


17 posted on 07/15/2012 10:45:42 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Romney should lay down a gauntlet and just say he will release his tax returns if Obama releases his college transcripts and medical records.


18 posted on 07/15/2012 11:05:01 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Will George Will demand that Obama release his___

That's not George Will's job. That's something John Boehner needs to do.

Romney could demand Obama release those things, he's Obama's opponent.

19 posted on 07/15/2012 11:12:52 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: P-Marlowe
Romney should lay down a gauntlet and just say he will release his tax returns if Obama releases his college transcripts and medical records.

No, Romney should unilaterally release a package with his tax records, his college transcripts, his medical records, his student loan records, his birth certificate and anything else that a might be of relevance. THEN, he can accuse Obama of not being transparent. In the meantime, he is merely playing the same game Obama is.

20 posted on 07/15/2012 11:13:13 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: newheart
Romney should unilaterally release a package

Probably on the same day Sheriff Joe has his news conference. I guess we'll know which story will get over shadowed.

21 posted on 07/15/2012 11:28:54 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: NormsRevenge

George should pick up O in a Chevy Volt and the two of them can make out.
Using the same bent logic of some on the right who overlook the ovious.
Obama breaks ALL the rules and basically gets a pass. The left makes up dirt about Willard and people like George Will play along like clueless dingwads.


22 posted on 07/15/2012 11:35:27 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: Gaffer

Standing and applauding. Perfectly said. And I hope you say it again, early and often.


23 posted on 07/15/2012 12:02:31 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: NormsRevenge

These are all of the elitist, from both political parties and of all political ideologies, all wanting the same thing: Defeat Mitt Romney, so that our elitist way of life, from within the Washington Beltway, isn’t interfered with.


24 posted on 07/15/2012 12:02:50 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Here, let’s just hand them the election while we’re at it.

Dems hide all kinds of things, but the smartest people in the conservative room never even let out a pathetic squeal....


25 posted on 07/15/2012 12:52:22 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Magic Fingers

“There’s obviously something there, because if there was nothing there, he would say, ‘Have at it,’” Dowd said.

You mean, like Jug Ears’ sealed records? Why isn’t he saying “have at it”?

Same reason. They are both scum that shouldn’t be dog catcher. Stop defending Romney on legitimate attacks.


26 posted on 07/15/2012 1:10:14 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The only thing George Will cares about is hearing his own voice.


27 posted on 07/15/2012 1:53:23 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: NormsRevenge

The only thing George Will cares about is hearing his own voice.


28 posted on 07/15/2012 1:53:40 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge. So, what are their FR nicks?


29 posted on 07/15/2012 2:24:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NormsRevenge

How about Obama’s US birth certificate, George Will?


30 posted on 07/15/2012 2:49:16 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: NormsRevenge

How about Obama’s US birth certificate, George Will?


31 posted on 07/15/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: NormsRevenge

How about Obama’s US birth certificate, George Will? The man is a phoney and the media looks the other way.


32 posted on 07/15/2012 2:50:25 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: NormsRevenge

How about Obama’s US birth certificate, George Will? The man is a phoney and the media looks the other way.


33 posted on 07/15/2012 2:50:46 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: NormsRevenge
I think George Will needs a little more fiber in his diet.
He seems a little plugged up recently....
34 posted on 07/15/2012 3:56:12 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: freedomfiter2

“Stop defending Romney on legitimate attacks.”

Bite me.


35 posted on 07/15/2012 3:57:38 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Newt and the others saw this coming in the primary, but they let the GOP elite bully them into dropping the subject. A huge mistake.


36 posted on 07/15/2012 4:14:25 PM PDT by PAConservative1
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m so old I can remember when George Will was considered a conservative.


37 posted on 07/15/2012 4:24:52 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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Is King Jerk-A-Boo still outsourcing his cocaine supply?

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38 posted on 07/15/2012 4:29:51 PM PDT by devolve (-------------- ------- no servers - no intelligence ----------- ---------------------)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
When Rinos bicker

Granted that Will is a Rino, but so is Romney. Will is EXACTLY right. Romney knew he was running for the presidency. His files should have been cleaned up long ago. And if he's got them cleaned up and is just being coy, then he's being stupid coy.

Romney is a rino disaster, he's not got the support of conservatives, and if he doesn't quit stepping on it, they should find some graceful way to get him to step down.

And, tell me this, why in the world would Romney, who knew he was in this race, NOT have closed out those offshore and Swiss accounts years ago. Even an imbecile knows those would get attacked.

He can stand up there and shout "I'm proud of my success." all he wants, but why not be proud of it with cleaned up records and closed off-shore accounts? Why give them ammo? Why give them openings?

The man is a walking disaster, and just like Kennedy buried Romney with attacks based on the Bain years, Romney is still vulnerable in these areas.

I simply can't believe he's been planning this run this long and he didn't come up with solid, satisfying answers about Bain and offshore accounts. He looks like a freakin' deer in the headlights.

He is such a bad candidate. And now we see what it looks like when he is up against someone who can spend as much as him. But....we were warned...by Perry, Gingrich, Santorum, Cain.

39 posted on 07/15/2012 4:56:06 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
Granted that Will is a Rino, but so is Romney.

Agreed, absolutely. He was (is) one of the RINOs to whom I was referring. ;)

40 posted on 07/15/2012 5:02:37 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Sorry if I misunderstood your point, Kent. My mistake.

I am simply appalled that republicans were stuck with this candidate.


41 posted on 07/15/2012 5:09:40 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Not even remotely a problem, FRiend. ;)


42 posted on 07/15/2012 5:11:06 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: PAConservative1; All
It was an issue, and that was only about the most recent year(s). The question, however, is WHY?

Sure Obama did it in 2008 (releasing 2000-2007) and demanded Hillary do the same but so what?

Candidates aren't required to release tax returns. McCain and prior didn't release a vast back history of returns.

Why let Obama set this standard while he hides everything else?

It's a case of phony disclosure and Junior High, "I showed your mind, you show me yours."

I did see in the WA Post the McCain campaign got over 20 years worth of tax returns from Romney as part of the VP vetting process.

This was Romney's reply ahead of the South Carolina primary.

"You know, I looked at what has been done in campaigns in the past with Sen. McCain and President George W. Bush and others. They have tended to release tax records in April or tax season. I hadn't planned on releasing tax records because the law requires us to release all of our assets, all the things we own. That I have already released. It's a pretty full disclosure. But, you know, if that's been the tradition and I'm not opposed to doing that, time will tell. ... I sort of feel like we are showing a lot of exposure at this point. And if I become our nominee, and what's happened in history is people have released them in about April of the coming year, and that's probably what I would do."

43 posted on 07/15/2012 5:34:20 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: NormsRevenge

But Obama doesn’t have to show his real birth certificate.


44 posted on 07/15/2012 5:52:48 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: newheart
No, Romney doesn't have to release those records, Obama has spent 4 years covering up, let him release his first.

The Democrats are trying to smear Romney and put in some class warfare as well.

45 posted on 07/15/2012 5:56:43 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: xzins
Like Romney had a chance against Kennedy!

This is all smoke, from a guy who doesn't think he is required to release ANY records, including his own birth certificate.

When Obama does that, then I will be concerned about Romney.

46 posted on 07/15/2012 6:00:25 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration
I simply can't believe he's been planning this run this long and he didn't come up with solid, satisfying answers about Bain and offshore accounts. He looks like a freakin' deer in the headlights. He is such a bad candidate. And now we see what it looks like when he is up against someone who can spend as much as him. But....we were warned...by Perry, Gingrich, Santorum, Cain.

Actually, he was leading the race against Kennedy. He was bragging about running to the left of Kennedy. He was promising the homsexual community the world, and he was making deals with abortionists.

But, that's not how Kennedy killed him off.

Kennedy attacked Bain and succeeded beyond his wildest.

And when Gingrich and Perry attacked Bain, they succeeded beyond their wildest.

Now, Obama is taking the same route. Who could be surprised? Like it or not it will resonate, and it will destroy Mitt Romney.

I watched an absolute killer ad on a Hannity special with Frank Luntz Friday night. It was Obama attacking Romney over Bain.

Here's what was amazing about it, ftD. The lines went above 90 for BOTH democrats and republicans.

You can shout, "I wasn't working there day-to-day." all you want, but when they point out that you were the CEO, the lone shareholder, and the OWNER, it appears that you are in trouble.

And you can scream "It was just creative destruction, man." until you're blue in the face, but the little guy is gonna turn you off.

They don't give a rip about anything but preserving their own job.

Romney is a loser.

47 posted on 07/15/2012 6:09:07 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama needs to show his real birth certificate, college records, etc

Anyone not pursuing the Obama Birth Cert/Eligibility, by now, is helping Obama win


48 posted on 07/15/2012 6:12:43 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Romney has foreign assets.....Obama has foreign birth certifcates)
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To: xzins
No one was ever going to beat Kennedy in Mass-period or be able to run to Kennedy's Left!

Bain is a non-issue to Americans, only political 'junkies' are interested in it.

We will see if he is a winner or loser in Nov.

If you are determined about voting 3rd Party, why are you concerned about Romney?

The 3rd Party candidate isn't going to win either.

Those who didn't vote for Romney in the primaries, understand conservatives reluctance in doing so, and that is fine.

What we have a hard time with is the constant bashing of the guy!

You don't like him, don't vote for him.

But he is the only alternative to Obama, so bashing him isn't helping anyone but Obama.

49 posted on 07/15/2012 6:17:08 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

There is a real conservative in the race, and it makes sense to accurately tell the story about the liberals so folks will consider the conservative.

Since your candidate is inept and gonna lose anyway, Vote Conservative.

Vote Goode....because the lesser of 2 evils is still evil.


50 posted on 07/15/2012 6:21:56 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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